The Problem with Air Fresheners

Civilizations have been using various methods to freshen the air for thousands of years. The Egyptians would use aromatic resins and jasmine, particularly during sacrifices. Ancient Chinese cultures were fond of fragrant flowers and mandarin oranges.  Today, many people use store-bought air fresheners such as aerosol sprays, gel substances, and scented plugins to add pleasant …

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How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh During Quarantine

With the current outbreak, restaurants, events, schools, and more are all shut down. Meanwhile, medical professionals and health experts are strongly recommending that everyone practice social distancing.  Ultimately, that means you’ll be spending quite a bit of time in your home for the next week or two.  There are a number of ways you can make the …

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What to Do About Dryer Lint

Dryer lint is a natural part of the laundry cycle. Small fibers from your clothes collect together, forming a soft, fuzzy, grey mass. Dryers have long been equipped with lint traps to collect these fibers, allowing you to easily remove them in a large clump.  The question is, what do you do with the lint once you’ve removed it?  Can You Repurpose Dryer Lint?  Most …

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What to Do Before Finishing Your Basement

A basement is a wonderful, cozy, multipurpose space. At least, it is if it’s finished. But many homes come with basements that are pretty bare bones: cement walls, cement floors, poor lighting, damp air, etc. It’s understandable as a homeowner to be eager to get things finalized so you can start utilizing the space.  But before you do that, there a …

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